Voices Of Youth

Chance to boost food safety

Many businesses have been affected by the National Environment Agency's (NEA) ban on the serving of raw freshwater fish ("NEA bans serving of raw freshwater fish at all eateries"; Sunday).

These businesses should take some time to learn how restaurants handle food.

Hygiene and food safety are paramount in the food industry.

The ban is a good move by NEA, as these businesses now have time to think about their own practices in order to rectify shortcomings in hygiene standards.

I hope the affected stall vendors, caterers and food suppliers will learn from this experience. This way, I am sure that Singapore's food industry will be even more trusted in time to come.

Low Teng Yang, 13, Secondary 1 student


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2015, with the headline 'VoicesOfYouth'. Subscribe